Ola Harrysson

Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor


Ola Harrysson joined the ISE department in January of 2002 and teaches courses related to product development, manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing and biomodeling. Most of his research involves additive manufacturing, specifically medical applications.

Dr. Harrysson is the Director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL) housed by the ISE department, which houses the first Electron Beam Melting (EBM) machine in the world. CAMAL is currently involved in research with numerous industries as well as providing faculty and students with prototyping services. Most of the aerospace-related research involves process and material development for the EBM systems while the medical research is concentrated on custom design and direct metal fabrication of novel implants and development new treatment methods.

Dr. Harrysson has been working for over 18 years with his colleague, Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, who was an orthopedic surgeon at the College of Veterinary Medicine until 2018. They are developing new and innovative implant and surgical solutions. The two have pioneered the area of Transdermal Osseointegrated Prosthetics, which is a type of a prosthetic limb that is directly attached to the bone in the stump instead of using an external socket.


Research Interests

Ola Harrysson’s research interests include medical and aerospace applications of additive manufacturing, custom design and fabrication of biomedical implants, medical devices, rehabilitation engineering, and regenerative medicine.



Ph.D.Doctorate of Philosophy in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Central Florida2001
MSIEMaster of Science in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Central Florida1997
BSMEBachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringDala University1995

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 | Top North American Researcher in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, ADScientific Index
  • 2018 | Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial Engineering
  • 2017 | Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor
  • 2012 | Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering Award, Institute of Industrial Engineering


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Single track formation of TiC reinforced Inconel 718 metal matrix composites using selective laser melting process
Chayasombat, B., Promoppatum, P., Srisawadi, S., Tanprayoon, D., Tapracharoen, K., Tummake, B., … Harrysson, O. L. A. (2024, February 26), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-024-13260-0
Novel 3D Custom-Made Silicone Tumor Model as a Support for Teaching Surgical Oncology Principles
Cox Laws, A., Wood, M., Harrysson, O., & Traverson, M. (2023), Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 6. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme-2022-0148
Performances of novel custom 3D-printed cutting guide in canine caudal maxillectomy: a cadaveric study
Chambers, A., Traverson, M., Neal, S., Konala, S., & Harrysson, O. (2023), Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2023.1127025
Predicting additive manufacturing defects with robust feature selection for imbalanced data
Houser, E., Shashaani, S., Harrysson, O., & Jeon, Y. (2023, May 13), IISE TRANSACTIONS, Vol. 5. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2023.2207633
Evaluating interlayer gaps in friction stir spot welds for rapid tooling applications
Weflen, E., Hamilton, J. D., Sorondo, S., Harrysson, O. L. A., Frank, M. C., & Rivero, I. V. (2022, July 10), IISE TRANSACTIONS, Vol. 7. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2022.2091184
Accuracy of three-dimensionally printed animal-specific drill guides for implant placement in canine thoracic vertebrae: A cadaveric study
Mariani, C. L., Zlotnick, J. A., Harrysson, O., Marcellin-Little, D. J., Malinak, K., Gavitt, A., & Guevar, J. (2021), VETERINARY SURGERY, 50(2), 294–302. https://doi.org/10.1111/vsu.13557
Cryogenic mechanical alloying of aluminum matrix composites for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing
Hamilton, J. D., Ramesh, S., Harrysson, O. L. A., Rock, C. D., & Rivero, I. V. (2021), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, 55(5), 641–651. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998320957698
Experimental Investigation on the EBM-Based Additively Manufactured Prismatic Nickel-Titanium SMA Components
Altug-Peduk, G. S., Dilibal, S., Harrysson, O., & Ozbek, S. (2021), RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF NON-FERROUS METALS, 62(3), 357–367. https://doi.org/10.3103/S1067821221030020
Resource planning for direct fabrication of customized orthopedic implants using EBM technology
Hauser, M., King, R., Wysk, R., & Harrysson, O. (2021), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 60, 500–511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2021.07.003
Effect of pseudomonas lipase enzyme on the degradation of polycaprolactone/polycaprolactone-polyglycolide fiber blended nanocomposites
Spearman, S. S., Irin, F., Ramesh, S., Rivero, I. V., Green, M. J., & Harrysson, O. L. A. (2019), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS AND POLYMERIC BIOMATERIALS, 68(7), 360–367. https://doi.org/10.1080/00914037.2018.1445633

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